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Chilaca Mexican (Negro) Pepper Seeds

Chilaca Mexican (Negro) Pepper Seeds

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Also known as the Pasilla Bajio Chilaca, Pasilla pepper, or Chile Negro, this flavorful pepper originates from Mexico. Chilica translates to “old” or “gray hair,” and Pasilla translates to “little raisin” in Spanish. Besides the aforementioned names, the Chilaca Mexican pepper goes by many other names as well.

This pepper plant reaches 3 ft. tall and grows plenty of these 8-10" long pods. Peppers will have a curved, flattened, conical shape and waxy, wrinkly skin. This pepper can be harvested at multiple stages of maturity and can surprise your taste buds at its different stages. When young, it has a mild, tangy, floral flavor with heat similar to the Poblano pepper. When it matures, the flavor is a much more earthy, sweeter flavor with raisin-like undertones and subtle, mild heat. If growing this pepper, it will ripen from dark green to a dark brown-black color when mature.

When in its dried format, the chili is called Pasilla chile which is more recognized than when it’s fresh. You can use these dried Pasilla chiles for grilling, roasting, baking, or to be eaten fresh and added into hot sauces!

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: 9 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 80 - 89 days
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 1,000-2,500

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Chilaca Mexican (Negro) Pepper Seeds

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed